Downtown Brookings, SD
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 67
Demographics 25
Economy 75
Education 74
Health 58
Housing 70
Infrastructure 56

#80. Brookings, SD

Earning high marks as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, Brookings is among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

Residents can enjoy amenities like golf courses, hiking trails, water parks and nightclubs. South Dakota State University heads the city’s economy and helps set the cultural tone, with several dining, shopping and entertainment options near campus.

Brookings also has a highly rated public school system, and the city’s creative, business-friendly environment earned it a coveted spot on our Best Cities for Entrepreneurs list

Find out more about life in Brookings.

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